WIN98SE; some "gearhead" queries:

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by SG1, Jul 9, 2005.

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  1. SG1

    SG1 Registered Member

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    For any techies in our forums - some answers, if you can help, please?

    On our PC with WIN98SE:

    a) I once did a WIN reinstall that is really more of a refresh, you could say,
    wherein the WIN install on the PC stays almost perfectly intact and that method uses some switch like /w when you enter install parameters. I forget, however, what the proper switch is to do this. Anyone know?

    b) Is there a slicker/quicker utility than MSCONFIG method, where one can fly thru' choices of what you want to run or not, just before you reboot?

    c) Along the lines of question b: is there some method to erase old entries in Startup section of the MSCONFIG box, for old crap that you no longer have or use?

    d) Any utilities like - but not from Norton bloatware - out there, that runs on WIN98SE and can do whizbang stuff that Norton used to do with the older versions of WIN that I so fondly recall from the old days?

    e) At least one party here in the forums, I think, mentioned WinRescue program as being a lifesaver... when one really needs it. Any users out there, who have and use that program? Does it work pretty well? I always like to hear the end-user opinion, not what a company/author, claims about something.

    Many thanks for any help/opinions, etc.
    Best, SG1 (Pat)
     
  2. Close_Hauled

    Close_Hauled Registered Member

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    Win98SE is soooo old, I forgot most of it already.


    a) Did you try these? (I think you need /d)

    b) My brain is too fuzzy for this one.

    c) You could use Spybot Search & Destroy, or HijackThis. You need Spybot anyway, especially with 98, so load it up with TeaTimer.

    d) Could you please be more specific as to what you want to do? Norton did a lot of cool stuff, especially in it's early DOS days.

    e) Can't help you there.
     
  3. Comp01

    Comp01 Registered Member

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    a) Close_Hauled is right, you need the /d switch.

    b) not that I know of personally, but its been a long long time since I've used 98.

    c) http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml - Startup control panel, works very nicely, I still use it (Win2k, lack of msconfig.)

    d) Not too sure what you're talking about. lol.

    e) Never used it.
     
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